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Bonds and Rates

Bonds and Rates

  • Annual Interest and Debt Maturity: CNBC Explains Thursday, 21 Jul 2011 | 12:42 PM ET

    A good way to conceptualize the cost of borrowing money is to annualize interest rates, which offers an easy way to compare loans of varying maturities.

  • Bank leverage rules: CNBC Explains Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 12:59 PM ET

    New bank leverage rules will try to make the world a safe place by requiring banks to hold more capital. But will they destroy economic growth in the process?

  • Interest Rate Swaps: CNBC Explains Thursday, 3 Nov 2011 | 11:11 AM ET

    Interest rate swaps are derivative instruments commonly used by sophisticated investors to allow cash flows on interest-earning securities or loans to be exchanged. CNBC explains.

  • Libor: CNBC Explains Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 9:33 AM ET

    For those who are fuzzy on the topic, Khan of the Khan Academy explains what Libor is and how it is used.

  • Treasury Bond Prices and Yields: CNBC Explains Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 8:57 AM ET

    When you buy a U.S. Treasury Security, you’re essentially giving a loan to the government. Salman Khan of the Khan Academy demonstrates how price and yield of treasury securities works.

  • The Yield Curve: CNBC Explains Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 10:43 AM ET

    Yield curves help investors understand the relationship between bonds of differing time horizons to maturity. CNBC explains.

Central Banking Explained

  • People gather near a currency exchange office in Moscow, Dec. 17, 2014.

    The Russia crisis this week has thrust the talk of "capital controls" back into the global financial conversation.

  • United States Federal Reserve

    The beige book is an important indicator on the state of the U.S. economy and a critical tool for the Federal Reserve. CNBC explains.

  • The debt ceiling is a cap set by Congress on how much the federal government can borrow to pay its debts.

Corporate Accounting Explained

Crime and Law Explained

  • Container ships sit docked in a berth at the Port of Oakland on Feb. 17, 2015.

    West Coast dockworkers and shippers can't even agree on whether it is a lockout or partial strike. But the difference matters.

  • More companies in the food business are asking customers to not bring guns into stores. Based on gun laws, here's why.

  • Ed O'Bannon

    NCAA autonomy will allow the most powerful conferences in college sports to redefine the "student-athlete."

Global Economy Explained

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